Mars: birds or broken pixels on the camera?

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Relatively short after the Curiosity Crash landed on Mars, several photographs appeared on the official site, which, on closer inspection, besides the Mars desert showed something that would not be officially there. The captured photos are in very high resolution.

The controlling team apparently still did calibration and testing of the entire facility, so the photos that arrived here on the Earth are mostly self-portraits of a part of the vehicle in connection with the surrounding Mars.

If you download the photo at its original size at JPL NASA and zoom in on the horizon above the wheel, you will see a dot that will get a "V" in the next magnification. This would look like this on Earth if you were looking at a flying bird in the distance. On closer examination you will find that the brother on the left has about half the veil of the gray sky. If we add even more to the magnification, it seems that those "points" are a whole flock in different formations as if it were on Earth.

It's a very high resolution photo you can check by looking at the sun's glare on the middle wheel. Curiosity should be able to take pictures better than the thickness of human hair per pixel.

The whole stunt was buried before it could explode into astronomical proportions. According to some statements, the comparison of several images shows that the camera has defective pixels. Dots more than one photograph is always in the same position. Although this finding can not be taken lightly enough, it is enough curiousthat the allegedly malfunctioning pixels form at least one characteristic shape.

To date, the carriage has been given, faithfully to my name, not one curiosity, with which the official sites do not know the advice and / or dementia it only as a game of nature. Examples are stones that look as though they were machined; stone slabs resembling paving; various fossils of animals; structures reminiscent of the ruins of the foundations of buildings ...

Source: Photo by JPL NASA

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